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228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
334-671-1117
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
The Basketcase Cafe

We found this cafe on TripAdvisor and decided to try it and we were very pleased. It is a popular local restaurant open only for Breakfast and Lunch. I had the special which was Toasted Ravioli in homemade marinara. It was great. My husband had the BBQ sandwich which was just OK, but the potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2012
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Douglasville, Georgia
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Dothan, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love going to the Basketcase. The staff is so friendly and the chef is awesome. I love the pastas and the soups. I have never had a bad meal there.

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Dothan, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went back for lunch to give them another try since it is a local place owned by local people. The food was nasty, I mean nasty! The bread tasted stale, the meat on my sandwich was slimmy! The salad was brown, I could go on but I won't except to say that our server was rude and inattentive, We... More 

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Dothan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For trusted & true, you can always count on The Basketcase. My favorite dish is their Alfredo pasta with chicken, mushrooms & bacon. Served with a sourdough roll, it is always more than I can eat; but I still can't resist ordering a poppyseed muffin that I finish my meal with! AND they use crushed ice with their tea, I... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a Christmas party at the Basketcase. This may well be the worst food I have ever had in a restaurant. The steak strips were dry and rubbery. The chicken strips were mushy. The cowboy beans tasted like they were swept up off the floor. The only saving grace was that the coffee and dessert were decent. I was... More 

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DOTHAN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I love to go to Basketcase Cafe. The food is great. Try the chicken salad and fruit with the poppy seed muffin...you cant go wrong.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We found this cafe on TripAdvisor and decided to try it and we were very pleased. It is a popular local restaurant open only for Breakfast and Lunch. I had the special which was Toasted Ravioli in homemade marinara. It was great. My husband had the BBQ sandwich which was just OK, but the potato salad was excellent he reports.... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I have had some good pasta and other dishes here, usually the special. The dining room is a painted floor store turned restaurant. It aspires to be more, but the atmosphere doesn't match the cuisine. In a nicer place it would be a headliner, but the food is good.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

You wouldn't know from the building and atmosphere but the food is excellent. I love the curried chicken salad sandwich with tomato bisque. The muffins they give with their chicken salad plate are also all fantastic. Every daily special we've ever had has been yummy. Even the pastas are good and all is very reasonably priced. Comfy place with not... More 

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Dothan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

If you ever get a chance to try the brisket burger or the brisket sandwich, please do! It's wonderful. Also, the chicken salad plate is very tasty.

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Troy, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I worked in Dothan for a summer for an attorney's office. We visited the Basketcase probably once or twice every week. I always got the same thing: Chicken Alfredo! It is always better than I can remember. Also, the poppyseed muffin is wonderful! I do not get to visit as much as I would like anymore, but when I do,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: 334-671-1117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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